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“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mekan Istanbul

Mekan Istanbul
Ranked #3,525 of 9,470 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Turkish, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

If you have time for your departure from Dubai International Airport, Mekan Istanbul is a nice and convenient place to eat. You can take Dubai Metro from the Airport Terminal 1 or 3 and costs just 6 dirhem return ticket. You need to get off Deira City Center Mall station. The restaurant is located just across of the metro station. You can find very tasty Turkish cuisine. I am sure you will love it. Enjoy.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Kader S
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Went here since it was close to our hotel. The service and polite and attentive. The food was delicious and overall a good but not spectacular experience.

Restaurant decor is nice with Turkish items throughout.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Poster7
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Excellent Turkish Resturant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

I have been to this returant along with my husband many times in past month to this place the food is awesome along with the ambiance is so good even the serive is best the head chef is a very co-operative person and i have enjoyed the best items served by them and felt very happy i would remond to the people to try the place if you really like the turkish food

Thanks

Mrs. Chen

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank divya93
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“WORSE DINING EXPERIENCE EVER. very horrible unwelcoming service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

just came back from dubai. visited this restaurant as a final night treat with the family.sorry to say but this restaurant disspointed and ruined our night.

the lady who who takes your order who seems to be head waiteress/owner is absolutely rude, never smiles and didnt even welcome us in. we were alittle lost as we went in and she wanted to put us near the door, but we asked to sit a little inside the restaurant. i felt she looke down at us, as my son and husband was dresseed in smart casuall jeans/jacket.emmediately she gave the children a menu and started taking orders form them! this retausrant charges £5 for small glass of fresh juice which tasted like it had been diluted with water. and the entire meal came to a round £60 for 3 dishes we didnt order dessert and treated the kids to icecream across the road, which cheered them up. anyway the decor is quite lush and large chairs, but the food and service is totally rubbish. the wiateress took orders from our 9 year old, which we requested to cancel and she didnt like it and gave such horrible attitude. she then came and told the children to not touch the wine glasses and then asked her wiater to remove them. she dint offer us water, as others do, and there was condiments as every other restaurant offers. the dinner plates were fancy but chipped. the food was nothing special at all, salmon was just pan fried and served with mixed frozen veg and chips. there was nothing turkish at all and i would have enjoyed a 90p turkish shawarma off the street koisk instead of this. i usually tip but this time i felt i didnt need to as i didnt recieve excellent dining service or experiance. as we left we just strolled out, there was no thankfulness or greeting from the staff especially the wierd lady in the heavy headscarf. this is not a turkish dining at all.

very moody and ungreeting staff, makes the atmostphere very uncomfortable, and rude untrained elderly waitress.

if you dont want to waste your money and have terribile service and attitude avoid this place at all cost, dubai is full of many many top professional restuarants offering much more. try them do not go here. was a night i would rather forget. would NEVER GO BACK HERE. we realised afterwards why we were the only diners in the entire restaurant, i suppose they have a reputation and we always wondered why the retsuarnt was always empty and quiete.!!! lol

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank crazyshopper45
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Value for money at this restaurant is so bad. The service you get, the attitude and professionalism of the waiters is so disappointing.

Nobody would bother to change your empty plates. Nobody would look after you. The waiters seem not sure of what they're doing. Nobody smiles when welcoming you. You pay much for food which is in other restaurant much more delicious and rich, plus you enjoy their hospitality.

I'm not saying that it's so horrible. The restaurant looks stylish and shabby from inside, and it's very clean. But I would never go there again.

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank Aouni
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